Press Briefing on Novel Coronavirus related Pneumonia in Cambodia [Unofficial Translation]

[…] Let me take this opportune moment to appeal on a number of points as followed:
• […] firstly, do not overreact the truth because it would waste your time in fulfilling your works. We could evade any infectious viruses by exercising hygiene and sanitation in our way of living, eating, traveling and working, etc. […],
• […] secondly, we must provide people with true information […] let me affirm once again that the credible source of information must be the Ministry of Health, which is the leading institution in charge of providing information on this matter. It is not the quick reaction unit (of the Council of Ministers) or the Ministry of Information, or other institutions […],
• […] thirdly, state institutions, private companies, factories, enterprises, markets, Buddhist pagodas, mosques, and churches, etc. must continue their normal functioning […],
• […] fourthly, schools must focus attention in providing confidence for pupils. Parents and/or supervisors continue to send their children to schools. Schools of every levels must make sure they are on strict hygiene and sanitation […],
• […] fifthly, (people) must have their masks on wherever necessary […],
• […] sixthly, masks sellers should not take this chance to increase prices […] I am calling on factories to produce masks and sell to the state or to help people in need (of masks) […],
• […] seventhly, must ensure normal functioning without discrimination against tourists and/or transportation services of every kinds – air and water that are in direct connections with the airport, hotel and other transportation sector […],
• […] eighthly, Cambodian diplomats, consular officers, and students who are working and/or studying in China, those in Wuhan also included, must continue to stay there and join with the people of China to fight the disease […] as is said in our ancestors’ slogan “a friend in deed is a friend in need” […],
• There have been some requests and one of them has been for Cambodia to shut out flights from China to Cambodia. That was a measure requested to kill national economy and to place Cambodia-China relations in dismay […] actually, there is no need to even do so, China has already declared closing flights from their end already – not only from Wuhan to outside destinations but also in China […], and
• […] the second request has been to evacuate Cambodian students studying in China to Cambodia […] I said “no.” Should we do that, it is nothing different from sharing only happy time with them and leaving them in bad time […] there is no need to evacuate Cambodian students, diplomats, and/or consular officers (in China) to Cambodia […]
Samdech Techo Hun Sen, Press Conference on the new coronavirus Situation in Cambodia, 30 Januray 2020

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Remarks at the opening of the 16th Asia Media Summit under the Topic of “Media Digitalization Focusing on Developing Markets”

–     Samdech, Excellencies, ladies, gentlemen, –     Distinguished national and international guests, –     All Participants! Today, it is my great pleasure to deliver opening remarks at the 16th Asia Media Summit Under the topic of “Media Digitalization Focusing on Developing Markets,” organized by Ministry of Information of the Royal Kingdom of Cambodia in collaboration…

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Selected Impromptu Comments at the Presentation of “Peace and Development Award” Presented by Union Media of ASEAN (UMA) [Unofficial Translation]

For Competitors, Am Just a Dictator I rejoice to receive the Award of Peace and Development presented by the Union Media of ASEAN (UMA). I deeply thank UMA for choosing me for this award. I have listened closely to the speeches of HE Khieu Kanharith, Minister of Information, and Mr. Prasit Sangrungrueng, UMA Secretary General,…

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Selected Extempore Comments on a Visit to Handicap Soldiers and Their Families at the Techo Village Development Centre at Koh Sla, Chhouk District, Kompot Province [Unofficial Translation]

It is tremendously a great pleasure for my wife and I as well as other leaders to meet you – handicap soldiers, families, teachers and Buddhist monks again today. Please allow me to excuse myself for being absent on 7 March 2012, when you organized the inauguration ceremony of a temple in your Buddhist monastery here. It was because I could not leave my late father then as he was in critical health condition. I had to ask HE Say Chhum, Vice President of the Senate, and HE Chea Sophara, Minister of Rural Development, to represent me in that very important religious ceremony.

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Selected Extempore Comments during the Visit to Khsach Kandal district, Kandal province, to Observe Rice Cultivation in Early Rainy Season (Unofficial Translation)

Observing early-rainy season rice cultivation in 2013, Samdech Techo Hun Sen visited the district of Khsach Kandal, Kandal province, where he joins with farmers to prepare land and to transplant rice. Samdech Techo also takes the chance to share with them, and the people of Cambodia as a whole, the latest developments on the process of forming the committee to address the election irregularities, the legal process of setting up a new Cabinet and urgent matters that the new Cabinet will need to attend to. CNV makes some selection of the impromptu comments and translates them as followed:

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